• Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Release Date: August 5th, 1998

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 1999

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams, Adam Hann-Byrd, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Janet Leigh, LL Cool J

Director: Steve Miner

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Dimension Films, Nightfall Productions

Keywords: Revenge , Pursuit , 1990s , Suspenseful , Rivalry , Survival , Escape , Tense , School , Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Not a routine cut-and-paste horror but a full-fledged revenge fantasy -- and a completely satisfying one. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    He can take a licking and keep on slicing. In the latest Halloween movie, he absorbs a blow from an ax, several knife slashes, a rock pounded on the skull, a fall down a steep hillside and being crushed against a tree by a truck. Whatever he's got, mankind needs it. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    H20 is the second-best entry into the series, and, although it's nowhere close to the level established by Carpenter's classic, it avoids the excesses that ruin many would-be horror movies. show more

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